Eliza's work explores the instinctive image and the landscapes that lie below the surface. With the formulation of an abstract image, something concrete is deconstructed into its basic form to release the supposed nature underneath, a primitive form which she hopes connects to the viewer on a deeper level.
Eliza John works with oil, acrylic, pastel, ink and watercolour. She adds several layers to her canvas before stripping them back to reveal the base colours, and conceives this as a metaphor for the complexity of the individual, paralleled with an essential core that is universally shared.
Eliza John is a self-taught British painter based in London. After briefly attending a Fine Arts College in Canterbury, the artist realised that she preferred a freer approach. Through living in a range of countries, from America to Kenya, Eliza John has observed a multitude of human behaviours, and was inspired to explore the fragility of humane existence in her art.
Horsebridge Gallery, Whitstable, Kent, June 2017;
Trinity Gallery, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, November 2017
Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London, 2016
Group Exhibition, Horsebridge Gallery, Whitstable, Kent, 2016
Group Exhibition, Trinity Gallery, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, 2012
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Eliza John - 2017